North Carolina Bike Trails
Working with local cyclists, the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation has created a series of touring maps covering different portions of the state. The DBPT has also worked with localities to develop maps of county and regional bicycle route systems. In addition, urban maps that show cyclists how to get around town by bike are available for most of the state’s metropolitan areas. This section of our site describes this wealth of maps, provides digital images for many of them, and also offers ordering information.
NCDOT North Carolina Department of Transportation website.
Websites of interest to bike riders.
Off Road Rides, "The few, the proud, the strong"
Point Lookout Trail
Old Highway 70
Non-motorized trail, formerly a portion of Old U.S. Highway 70. In October of 2008, this portion was re-paved and opened to the public as a hiking and cycling trail ascending approximately 900 feet and 3.75 miles. Open year-round.
Directions: I-40 to exit 73/Old Fort, drive North on Catawba Avenue to intersection of Main Street/Highway 70. Turn left, driving West, take first right turn onto Old Hwy. 70. At intersection of Mill Creek Road, parking is available to the left at the Old Fort Picnic Grounds or you may park on NC DOT right of way closer to the end of the road (Old US 70) approaching Piney Grove Baptist Church. Please do not park on church property to avoid towing. Walk to end of road, enter at U.S. Forest Service gated entrance.
Alternate directions: Parking is available at the Kitsuma Peak Trail. Exit I-40 at Ridgecrest following signs for Kitsuma Peak Trail. At parking lot, walk to Point Lookout Trail Head approximately one mile away following "share the road" signs. Photo provided by Mark File.